HGA’s Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Wins National ACEC Engineering Excellence Award MILWAUKEE, Wis. — HGA Architect and Engineers has won a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards competition for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, KY.
In healthcare, “patient-centered” lean design is the holy grail of lean design. While the traditional lean approach is about trying to make every process efficient, patient-centered lean design is about making only those processes that are important to the patient efficient.
We sat down with Robb Sharrow, AIA, Vice President, Director of Healthcare Planning at award-winning architecture and engineering group, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., to talk about lean design and how it applies to hospital construction projects. Healthcare Technology Corporation (HTC): How did the hospital industry come to adopt the concept of lean design?